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Super Robot Taisen MUSH is neither multitheme nor really single-theme MUSH. Rather, much like most SRT games themselves, the staff has created a composite world out of a handful of important "backbone" themes. Players are asked to adapt any theme they want to apply from into this composite world, rather than simply apping it as a world apart - unless, of course, there really is a relevant alternate dimension in the would-be application's theme. Virtually any theme that fits into the "big robots fight each other" motif can be adapted for play on SRT. However, there are some rules.

First: Players are responsible for their own theme adaptation. The first player to app a theme, therefore, has creative control by default about how to handle the adaptation. For most series, this will consist of deciding why your series' events happens within the context of the SRT world; in some cases, however, there is the problem of history.

The themes adapted in news timeline are the biggest, baddest events of recent world history. These are the events most people are taught in school, or learn through popular media or simple process of osmosis while growing up. Obviously, this presents a problem in adapting a new theme that has some world-shattering catastrophe as its central historical event. The adapting player has a few options.

They could reduce the severity of the event: for instance, Giant Robo's Tragedy of Bashtarl, which robbed the entire world of energy for days, could simply have been limited to the nation of Bashtarl itself and its surrounding countries.

The other main option is to associate the event with some other major catastrophe already in the timeline - for instance, a massive catastrophe seven years ago can easily have happened during the One Year War, or one fifteen years ago could have been sparked by Second Impact. If a major event whose time relative to the present has little or no real bearing on the actual plot, it's also allowable to have that event move in time, to take advantage of one of the existing periods of chaos in the history of the world.

Of particular note, if a catastrophe causes damage that absolutely could not be quietly slipped in - the destruction of the Moon, or the annihilation of an entire continent - that catastrophe must be reduced in severity, or even excised entirely. If that is impossible, the theme may be ruled inapplicable.


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